Today's Sports

  • Ready to take the next step

    Sometimes a dream starts out as one person’s aspiration but turns into the hopes and goals of everyone around them. Tears of pride streamed down the faces of friends, family, teachers and coaches as Evergreen High School senior Lexie Malazdrewicz signed her letter-of-intent to swim for the University of Southern California on Nov. 14.
    Her dream to be an elite swimmer had outgrown her and transformed into a dream of an entire community who has stood behind her and watched her grow.

  • Fall all-conference teams

    The following is a list of 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for the fall sports season released by the conference:


  • Hip-hopping good time

    From a tiny room in the “dungeon” of Evergreen High School, a hip-hop mix that is vaguely familiar, yet not an entire song, enticing listeners to “Go stupid,” and “Get crazy,” emanates out the door seeping into the hallway.
     “Five … six … seven … eight! One, and two, three and four … Good! I like it. Let’s clean it up and make it pop,”  choreographer Sarah “Shack” Schachterle says as the music cuts.

  • Evergreen volleyball season ends...

    LOVELAND — The Evergreen Lady Cougars had their 2012 season ended with back-to-back defeats at the 4A Region 6 tournament on Nov. 3 at Thompson Valley High School.
    Evergreen dropped a 25-20, 25-16, 25-23 decision to Montrose and was upended 25-17, 22-25, 25-7, 25-14 by host Thompson Valley. The defeats capped a 9-16 season for Evergreen, which lost seven of its final eight matches.
    Thompson Valley, the No. 6 seed, defeated Montrose 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 27-25 to advance to the 4A state tournament Nov. 9-10 at the Denver Coliseum.

  • Cougars go out on a high note,...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier

    Players, coaches, students and parents gathered around midfield, some of them with tears in their eyes, after Evergreen’s 42-0 win over Summit on Nov. 2 at Evergreen High School. There wasn’t any confirmation at the time, but many feared this marked the end of the team’s season.

  • Evergreen believes in self to...

    THORNTON — They are the little team that never thought they could, but the Evergreen Lady Cougars proved to themselves that they most certainly “could” when they placed second with a score of 174.350 just behind rival Elizabeth at the 4A state gymnastics championships Nov. 2-3 at Thornton High School.
    Elizabeth nabbed first with 179.425 points, taking back the state title that Evergreen won a year ago.

  • Cougars bounced on penalty kicks

    Matthew Jackson struggled with his emotions. The Evergreen senior had just watched his Cougars play 110 grueling minutes, including 30 in overtime, and a series of penalty kicks. Jackson took the last of those kicks, having his attempt — the third straight by Evergreen — deflected by Battle Mountain goalkeeper Christian Espinoza.
    The result was sixth-seeded Battle Mountain, behind penalty-kick goals from Erick Broines, Roberto Diaz and Gunnar Wilson, posting a 2-1 4A state quarterfinal victory over the host Cougars at Evergreen High School on Nov. 1.

  • Mergansers bring quiet dignity...

    I went down to Evergreen Lake last Friday to see if it was beginning to freeze. The overcast sky had left the lake without color. It was cold, gray and foreboding, but it was still liquid. Not even a white cap curled the surface.

  • First snow sheds tears in a...

    The first snow is always so beautiful that I am forced to admire it even though I’m not a winter person.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen places 4th in leagues, will play in 4A regionals

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars landed the No. 31 seed in the 36-team 4A regionals and will play in the three-team Region 6 bracket at Thompson Valley High School on Nov. 3.
    The Lady Cougars, coming off a fourth-place finish in the 4A Jeffco League tournament, which included a thrilling five-set match with Golden, are 9-14 on the season.
    Kira Nielander had 19 kills and 11 digs against Golden on Oct. 23, while Andrea Eddy added 22 assists and 10 digs.